Bits: 20% off railcards, “100 Years of (BA) Aviation Posters”, 3000 IHG points with Hertz and attraction tickets

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News in brief:

20% off Friends & Family Railcards

Until 22nd May, in time for the school holidays, you can save 20% on a Friends & Family Railcard.   You need to buy via the Railcards website here and use code FMH20.

The price will drop from £30 to £24.  The card will save you 33% of adult rail journeys in standard class and 60% off for accompanying children.

Newly published: “100 Years of Aviation Posters”

If like us you are a fan of aviation posters (the above one is hanging in our office, picked up at AntikBar on Kings Road who have a good selection), Paul Jarvis’ new book would make a nice addition to your coffee table.

100 Years of Aviation Posters is a collection of 200 posters from British Airways’ archives. It features posters from the early years up until today, giving an insight in how marketing and design has changed over the decade.

The book is currently available for £9.76 on Amazon (RRP £16.99).

3,000+ IHG points with Hertz bookings and activities

IHG Rewards Club has launched a bonus points promotion with Hertz car rentals and, more interestingly, activities.

IHG Trip Extras lets you book activities near your holiday or home destination whilst earning IHG points.  This might come in handy if you want to pre-book an attraction for a coming holiday, or even for something in your home town.  Currently you can earn 3,000 bonus IHG points on activities of $50+ (~£37).

The IHG Trip Extras booking page is here.

With Hertz car rentals – there is a link on the Trip Extras site – you can even earn more:

  • Up to 35% savings
  • 3,000 IHG Rewards Club points, plus 500 points per day for Elite members and 125 points per day for Club members

We value 3,000 IHG points at £12 so this could be a good offer for some. It is not clear if the points count towards IHG status or not – we have no idea about the Trip Extras activity points, but points from Hertz have counted for status in the past.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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  1. bsuije says:

    With respect to railcards – if you have an Annual Gold Card (you get one if you buy an annual Oyster travel card), or know anyone who does have one, then you can purchase any railcard for £10 once during the validity of your Annual Gold Card. MoneySavingExpert has more details on this about halfway down the page here: .

    The Annual Gold Card is a railcard of sorts already, but is only valid within a certain area (south of England, I think), so a normal railcard is handy if you plan to travel outside of this zone.

  2. As it’s bits, my tingley spider sense is telling me to wish someone all the best with their new venture ….I understand that if correct they won’t thank me.

  3. O/T. I may have just not noticed this before. But Natwest Rewards are offering Avios as a way to redeem. 1300 avios for £10, 2600 for £20 and 6500 for £50. We have a Natwest current account and the 2% on bills adds up nicely.

    If I’ve not got my sums wrong (very possible) does this make their rewards mastercard a good deal now at 0.5% cash back then converted at 1.3 avios per pound? BA is an option when I log in but doesn’t appear when looking at the site without logging in.

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